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First, none of the 3 dealers in my area have a service manual in stock for my 2003 bike so I'm going about this blindly.

I removed my 2003 Fatboy's rear wheel so I could install a shiney new chrome pulley cover today. Wasn't to bad removing it once I figured out I had to loosen up the lower slip on to allow room for the axle to slide out.

So my question is, the bike comes with a 150 size rear tire. I had to remove both the upper and lower guards, for the belt, in order to get enough room to slide the wheel out. When I put all this back together will I be able to put the lower guard back on AFTER the wheel is bolted in place or do I install the lower guard DURING the process of installing the rear wheel.

I'm really spooked about scratching the chrome cover, or anything else for that matter, against the swingarm. I thought I might be able to place a piece of cardboard between the swingarm and pulley while I'm putting all this bake together to prevent damage to the pulley. Any helpful hints from you seasoned Do-It-Yourselfer's would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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